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  • Dowd, Kieran P.; Kirwan, Robert P; Hannigan, Ailish; Purtill, Helen; O'Gorman, Clodagh S. (BMJ Publishing Group, 2015)
    Objectives: To examine the relationship between maternal self-reported and measured height and weight, maternal perceived weight status and measured body mass index (BMI), and maternal perceived child weight status and ...
  • Flinn, Aisling; Macken, Alan P; Cullen, Walter; Leddin, Des; Dunne, Colum P.; O'Gorman, Clodagh S. (BioMed Central Ltd, 2012)
    Background: Overweight and obesity is a growing problem in Ireland. Many parents are unaware when their child is overweight or obese. Our objectives were to examine parents’ perceptions of a healthy diet and their children’s ...
  • Scully, Paul; Macken, Alan P; Leddin, Des; Dunne, Colum P.; Cullen, Walter; O'Gorman, Clodagh S. (Irish Medical Organization, 2015)
    The prevalence of overweight children, and hours of television viewed are positively correlated1,2. Causality may include greater periods of inactivity and exposure to food advertising and product placement while watching ...
  • Dowd, Kieran P.; Hannigan, Ailish; Purtill, Helen; Macken, Alan P; O'Gorman, Clodagh S.; Donnelly, Alan Edward; Harrington, Deirdre M.; Kelly, Sarah M; Moyna, Niall M. (Human Kinetics, 2016)
    Objectives: This study aims to (1) use the objective activPAL activity monitor to assess physical activity behaviors, including sitting/lying, standing, and both light (LIPA) and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity ...
  • Scully, Paul; Reid, Orlaith; Macken, Alan P; Healy, Mark; Saunders, Jean; Leddin, Des; Dunne, Colum P.; O'Gorman, Clodagh S. (Dove Medical Press, 2016)
    Background: Television watching is obesogenic due to its sedentary nature and programming content, which influences children. Few studies have examined exercise placement within children-specific programming. This study ...
  • Dowd, Kieran P.; Harrington, Deirdre M.; Hannigan, Ailish; Donnelly, Alan Edward (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2014)
    Introduction: Sedentary behavior (SB) research has relied on accelerometer thresholds to distinguish between sitting/lying time (SLT) and light-intensity physical activity (LIPA). Such methods may misclassify SLT, standing ...
  • Morais, Tassiane C.; Honorio-França, Adenilda C.; Fujimori, Mahmi; de Quental, Ocilma B.; Pessoa, Rafael S.; França, Eduardo L.; de Abreu, Luiz Carlos (MDPI, 2019)
    Background and objectives: Breastfeeding promotion is an important public health strategy for counter-balancing the negative e ects of maternal overweight and obesity. Colostrum contains melatonin, which can attenuate the ...
  • Nascimento, Viviane Gabriela; Bertoli, Ciro João; Gallo, Paulo Rogerio; de Abreu, Luiz Carlos; Leone, Claudio (MDPI, 2019)
    Background and Objectives: To verify the use of the tri-ponderalmass index (TMI) as a screening tool for risk of central fat accumulation in preschool children. Materials and Methods: An observational, analytical study ...

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